100 likes and counting for Hong Kong Storm Warning on Vimeo

Okay, so it’s hardly Pew-die Pie territory, but I think it’s worth marking small milestones. Thank you everyone who watched, liked, or commented.


Kansai Summer

I may have left Japan, but there’s still a backlog of footage to work through. Here are some shots I grabbed on the Panasonic G6 while I was in Kyoto and Osaka this August.

Kansai Summer 4

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How to output 2.35:1 cropped video using only Final Cut Pro X

More and more 4K cameras are appearing on the market at affordable prices, and with them come a number of intriguing compositional possibilities, for cropping images without any loss in quality (reframing and panning and zooming in post), or presenting them in different aspect ratios. Even shooting in boring old 1080p 16:9 gives you some “scope” (pun intended!) for changing the composition in post, by cropping to a wider/ narrower aspect ratio in post, such as 2.35:1.

Given that Vimeo and other video services have native support for a number of different aspect ratios rather than just vanilla 16:9, wouldn’t it be good if you could output your videos in native 2.35:1, rather than having them in 16:9 with black bars at the top and bottom?
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